So you can pay
half a week’s groceries
for a carton
with government seals
and health warnings
for twenty bucks
you can get a plastic bag
holding enough smokes
for a family of twelve
kids included
to stay juiced
for couple weeks
hang down by the river
or like anywhere
a boat or car can drive
and ask for smokes.
Don’t tell ’em
I sent you.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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